466 Corte Zunil-0625Zunil

Vintage woven corte, or mayan skirt, full of designs! It is from the town of Zuníl. The corte is a wrap-around skirt that consists of a cut of cloth joined to form a tube into which the woman steps. Excess material is wrapped around the body and folded at the waist in pleats, and tied with a faja (belt).

This colorful measures 45″ long and 32″ wide from side to side as shown in the photo. Cortes are sewn together to make a tube. If the stitching joining the sides of the tube were removed, this fabric would measure approximately 32″ by 90″ laid out flat.

This is a striking vintage corte. This corte is beautiful with decorations that feature colored mayan diamonds throughout. It is woven in many shades of purples and pinks. The background is black cotton blend woven fabric. The randa, or area joining the fabric is free-hand machine embroidery of circles that run the length of the corte.

Additional photos can be found here.

Fabric from cortes can be used in a variety of ways, such as table covers, bed covers, curtains, throw pillows, clothing, etc. due to the heavier and more durable nature of the weaving.

This corte is in good used condition, with a few loose threads, and some wear along the embroidered accent as well as some wear along the edges.



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